Ipswich Town FC

Ipswich Town FC

Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

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Posting Date

Jun 2, 2022

Role description

Role Profile Role: First Team Rehabilitation Physiotherapist Full-time: Permanent: £40,000 (gross) per annum Location: Playford Road, Training Ground, Ipswich and other club locations as required. About the Role: Ipswich Town Football Club is looking for a First Team Rehabilitation Physiotherapist within the Performance Team. This job will require clear and comprehensive rehabilitation plans and the use of multiple objective markers to determine and support a safe return to play. Innovative rehabilitation delivery essential, with the ultimate desire to achieve a minimal time lost to injury of our First Team players. This will be achieved through a solid collaboration of working closely with our present sports therapist, sports rehabilitator, and rehabilitation S&C coach, in addition the wider members of performance team. Job description for the First Team Rehabilitation Physiotherapist provides as part of the Performance Team. Experience of sports physiotherapy with the ability and vision to deliver thorough rehabilitation. The successful applicant will look to continue and make routine the processes already in place and be open minded and innovative in forming supportive procedures to gain an advantage. You must be able to work as a part of a structured performance team and utilise the expertise of others presently employed within our club to make optimum rehabilitation. A working flexibility in the candidate is sought. The position will involve working regular hours, but will include (Saturdays & Bank Holidays). Key Responsibilities: Your duties are to lead the rehabilitation service of the First Team Players, this will be under the supportive guidance of the Head of Medical. Examples of processes fed down to ensure a consistent and routine approach to all rehabilitation to all squads at Ipswich Town FC (Development Squad-U23s/18s and throughout Academy). Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation: The required duties are exclusively for the First Team Squad. • Manage rehabilitation delivery, coordinating the sports rehabilitator and S&C coach on a routine basis, ensuring rehabilitation is supported consistent physiotherapy and sport science integration, ensuring excellence is achieved. • Secure lines of communication with senior performance team staff as to their progress. • Build strong, reliable relationships with injured players to gain confidence in the planning and rehabilitation. • Recover players ensuring clinical and objective in-gym and on-pitch goals are achieved with consistent planning. • Provide supportive communication and information to facilitate further postinjury care and prevention work with the other members of performance team. • Set clear processes for rehabilitation and tutor Academy staff to the protocols. • Design rehabilitation plans that are player centred and support continued performance development. • Contribute actively to medical team meetings. • Excellent communication with the injured player and subsequently to the Head of Medical and other medical staff involved in rehabilitation. • Strictly maintain confidentiality and medical records uploaded to kitman. Personal Attributes • Forward thinker. • Generates innovation. • Respects all, fosters relationships, builds and collaborates. • High standard of delivery, accountable and takes responsibility. • Always clear, concise and appropriate communication. • Confidentiality. Skills & Experience • Evidence of postgraduate study will be desired. • Previous football experience is advantageous. Professional Registrations • Current registration with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health Professionals Council. • ATMMiF qualification. If you would like to join us at this most exciting time, please send your CV and a covering letter detailing why you’d be an ideal candidate for the role to Matt Byard at Matthew.Byard@itfc.co.uk Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday, 10 Jun 2022. Safeguarding Statement Ipswich Town Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all employees to share this commitment and promote the welfare of these groups. Applicants will be asked about any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, including those that are considered ‘spent’ as defined by the Rehabilitation Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amended 2013). Appointment to this role is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Check (with children’s barred list check) and references. Equality Statement The successful candidate must ensure a positive commitment towards equality and diversity by treating others fairly and not committing any form of direct or indirect discrimination, victimisation or harassment of any description and to promote positive working relationships between all internal and external stakeholders.

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